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HomeTech: Rolls Greenland

Greenland Technique: Rolling & Rescues

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Greenland Championship Rolling Maneuvers
The list of thirty-five capsize maneuvers performed at the annual Greenland National Kayaking Championship. Includes the Greenlandic roll names and sound files of Maligiaq Padilla pronouncing the terms, as well as brief history and purpose of each maneuver.


Greenland Roll Translations
Literal translations of Greenlandic rolling names courtesy of Birgit Pauksztat. Some of the translations provide interesting insight into the techniques


Competition Rolling Scoresheets
English translation
Greenlandic (untranslated)
This is the Qaannat Kattuffiat scoresheet used for event scoring at the Greenland championship. To use, circle the value indicated by the "More" column if a roll is done perfectly on the first try. If the participant barely makes it up on the first try, or has to resort to a second try, the "Less" value is circled. Left and Right refer to an attempt on either the paddler's left or right side. The winning score at the 2000 event, in the 20-34 age category, was 277 points by Ari Josefsen of Nuuk! Translation thanks to Hans Kleist-Thomassen of Qajaq Nuuk.




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